On May 3, 2016, the European Commission announced that it would not, at this stage, be proposing legislation to regulate crowdfunding. The Commission pledged to report on whether crowdfunding should become regulated at EUlevel as part of its Capital Markets Union Action Plan. The CMU aims, amongst other things, to broaden funding sources for small and medium sized enterprises as crowdfunding has become an important source for such funding. The European Commission has assessed national regimes and best practice across the EU and found that the crowdfunding sector is currently fairly small and is concentrated locally. Some Member States have implemented local rules to regulate the sector. However, the European Commission found that the outcomes are generally aligned and that national regimes aim to protect investors whilst allowing the development of this source of funding. However, the Commission noted that the sector is changing rapidly so it will continue to monitor the sector and assess whether regulation is required in the future to harmonize the approaches taken across the EU and ensure investor protection. The Commission's press release is available at: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-16-1647_en.htm?locale=en and the report is available at: http://ec.europa.eu/finance/general-policy/docs/crowdfunding/160428-crowdfundingstudy_en.pdf